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Person 2 Person: Ashley Caldwell

07/11/2016

At 22 years old, aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) has already had a lot of success. She went to her first Olympics in Vancouver when she was 16, where she was the youngest athlete there. Last season, she won her first overall World Cup title. In an interview with KUTV, Caldwell discusses how she got in to her sport, the trials and...

David Chodounsky: What Makes a Champ

07/08/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Women’s Alpine Coach Brandon Dyksterhouse Resigns

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – After two years as the head coach for the women’s alpine technical team, Brandon Dyksterhouse has resigned from his coaching role. Dyksterhouse joined the program as interim women’s head tech coach prior to the 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, and assumed the role of head coach during the...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Announces Coaching Staff Changes

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that recently retired U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete Emily Cook will be re-joining the team as the aerials C team coach.

Cross Country Legend Helped Shape Sport in USA

07/06/2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 6, 2016) - Olympic Ski Team coach Sven Wiik, a legendary Swedish native who brought his passion for cross country skiing to America, passed away Tuesday (July 5) at his adopted home of Steamboat Springs at the age of 95. Wiik is credited as one of the notable pioneers of cross country skiing in America,...

Bryan Fletcher Talks Future in Nordic Combined

07/06/2016

After winning the annual Fourth of July nordic combined cup on Howelsen Hill, soon-to-be-dad Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) talked with Joel Reichenberger of Steamboat Today about his Olympic history, his hopes for future medals…and why he was wearing a hot pink suit.

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Cochran-Siegle Wins Sufferfest

06/29/2016

8.8 miles. 3,000 vertical feet.

Welcome back to Sufferfest.

This year, U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle was the fastest in the annual climb, surprising many and taking back the title for alpine skiers, with retired freestyler skier Heather McPhie taking the title for women.

Read about the annual Sufferfest in Ski...

USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

06/24/2016

PARK CITY, UT (June 24, 2016) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual USSA SuperTour. The 2016-17 tour kicks off in December in Bozeman, MT.

Why We Went To Mexico

06/21/2016

Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and...

How Kikkan Randall is Changing Cross Country Skiing

06/20/2016

Through being pregnant and celebrating the birth of her son Breck Stuart Randall Ellis in April, Kikkan Randall hasn’t stopped moving. The indomitable athlete continues to train hard, while continuing her role as female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission.

In FIS Cross...

Where the Men Are Training This Summer

06/17/2016

After training in Norway throughout the month of April, the men of the U.S. Ski Team are currently in the midst of a full three months off snow. Ski Racing talked with Head Coach Sasha Rearick and Ryan Cochran-Siegle about what this time off is for and what kind of training will take place in...

Aspen World Cup Finals Highlight 16 USA Races

06/11/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – American ski racing fans are in for another exciting season with the global alpine ski racing tour making four stops in the U.S. in 2016-17, culminating with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals at Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass resort. The final schedule was confirmed at the annual International Ski Federation (FIS)...

FIS Confirms 30 U.S. World Cups for 2016-17

06/10/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) concluded its biannual FIS Congress with the announcement of the 2016-17 World Cup calendar, including 30 events in the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Placid and Deer Valley Resort will host...

Enter to Win Steven Nyman's Spyder Gear

06/10/2016

Olympian Steven Nyman has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of his favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Nyman's Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five...

PK Kristofic’s Summer Training Plan

06/09/2016

When the season finally wraps after U.S. Alpine Championships, you’d expect the U.S. Ski Team athletes to take off to exotic, warm and snow-free locations. However, the month of April has turned into the time to carry the momentum of the season into high-quality training days. The men took off for Norway, while the women headed to California....

What Makes a Champ: Alice McKennis

06/08/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

06/07/2016

In the debut episode of ESPN's Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, soccer player Wambach addressed athlete retirement in conversations with Kobe Bryant and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). In her interview, Vonn stated that before she retires, she would like to race...

Caldwell Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Award

06/06/2016

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

06/06/2016

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrence, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

06/01/2016

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, giving the future women of the world confidence to move mountains, is having an event in Lindsey’s home state of Minnesota on June 3, 2016. Girls, their parents and mentors are invited to attend to an inspirational talk by renowned speaker and author Rosalind Wiseman. 

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